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Working Healthy Data Chartbook 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

In October 2000, Kansas first received federal Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) funding to develop and implement a Medicaid Buy-In program under the Ticket to Work/Work Incentives Improvement ACT (TWWIIA) legislation. Since then, researchers at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and Department of Health Policy and Management have been involved with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Working Healthy. Evaluation activities have included annual surveys with enrollees and a comparison group of non-enrollees, surveys of state case managers and analysis of administrative data, including Medicaid and Medicare claims and most recently Kansas Revenue data. A critical piece of the evaluation effort is understanding Working Healthy enrollees’ experiences with the program so that successes can be tracked and needed changes can be documented. This Chartbook 2nd Edition summarizes results of surveys with Working Healthy enrollees from 2002 through 2010, with supplemental information from administrative databases. To access the Working Healthy Data Chartbook, 2nd edition click here.